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pharaoh. mohammed morsi makes a bold power grab. and a new constitution is pushed throughout without the input of christians or moderates. >> tom: and a look at the film that is exposing the dark world of sex trafficking, and bringing victims a message of hope. >> george: as nigeria's christians suffer more attacks, the international community seeks more tools to fight islamic terrorist. hello, everyone, i'm george thomas. >> wendy: and i'm we wendy griffith. twin car bombings on a military base in nigeria killed at least 15 people. it happened in the muslim north. officials say a bus packed with explosives rammed into st. andrew military protestant church right after sunday's services. about 10 minutes later, a car just outside the church exploded, as people fled from the first attack. boko haram is expected in the attack. boko haram is blamed for killing more than 760 nigerians this year alone. >> george: staggering numbers. he is executive director of a group that defends religious rights. ann, the international criminal court has released a court that boko haram has, in fact, com
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. there were mass protests after morsi issued a decree neutering the judiciary. there were demonstrations in his favor, and a constitution was drafted that spurred protest on the street. what to make of it all? two of my favorite scholars are with me. welcome, guys. conventional wisdom is this is a power grab by morsi. is that accurate? >> his dclaration gave himself extraordinary powers. every decision he makes is now free of any possibility of judicial review. but really, the game is kind of moved beyond that now. what is motivating people to protest in egypt is not that constitutional declaration alone, it is now the new constitution that morsi's allies in the constituent assembly rushed through. >> steve, what is the army's role in all of this. that's the piece people don't understand. you have morsi, muslim brotherhood and others behind this constitution. liberals, secularists opposing it. where does the army stand? >> the military has essentially removed itself from the political system. the new military leadership that came into power in mid-august as a result of morsi's declaratio
the bold moves by morsi. some say amount to illegal power grab. >> the egypt constitutional court suspended work indefinitely as a protest. it comes as a postpone ruling on legitimacy of panel that drafted a new constitution for that country. one that gave president mohammed morsi new powers. steve harrigan is standing by live in cairo with more. >> remarkable scene in cairo this morning outside egypt supreme constitutional court. to put it simply, the court justices could not get in their own building. the judges will suspend their work while the atmosphere of intimidation physical a mental intimidation exist. the supreme court say they cannot do the work because of the mob around their building. it was likely they would rule on the legitimacy of egypt constitutional assembly. that body pushed through the constitution, the draft on friday. they go for a national referendum, up or down vote on december 15. if the constitution goes through, egypt president morsi says the extreme powers which he declared that he possessed would be void and it would go to normal here in egypt. richard morrison
questions remaining here. thank you both. >> ifill: protests surrounding egyptian president mohammed morsi's recent power grab and a hastily drafted constitution turned violent again today. jeffrey brown reports. >> brown: police outside the presidential palace in cairo retreated this evening after a crowd broke through their lines. officers fired back with tear gas but eventually a loud... allowed protestors to make their way to the palace gates. some threw stones toward the billing. security officials said president mohammed morsi left the palace as the demonstrations grew larger, reportedly to more than 100,000. it has become commonplace in the last few weeks. they follow morsi's recent decree that expands his powers and hastily drafted constitution put together by an islamist dominated committee. >> we won't be able to speak. there won't be a court that we can go talk to. he has made himself a force and he said it is a rather force. this is something we cannot believe. we've been 0 years being betrayed. we won't believe morsi. he will remain seated in the chair and not leave it. >> bro
problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supporters, amid a growing crisis over the draft constitution. but a referendum on the draft constitution will go ahead as planned, despite the unrest. but that might not be enough for protesters. they are calling on president mohamed morsi to step down and for the document to be dumped completely. >> there were scuffles between anti-government demonstrators and pro-morsi activists trying to break up their protest. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has called on the sides to settle their differences through dialogue. she warned that the government must deliver on the promises made during the revolution. >> ultimately, it is up to the egyptian people to chart their way forward. we want to see a process that is inclusive and a dialogue that is truly open to a free exchange of ideas that will further the democratic process in egypt. >> but six months after mohamed morsi took power, many egyptians are losing patience with their islamist leader. >> he should gather his papers and leave the palace. he is not qualified for his positi
on national television to try to allay fears over his leadership. muhamed morsi said dialogue was needed to solve this crisis. he has invited all major political factions to a meeting on saturday. but he is refusing to rescind his sweeping new powers in a constitution drafted by his allies. here is the latest. >> thanks and barbara are outside the presidential palace in cairo. after a night of violence, the republican guard moved in and demanded protesters leave the area. they are now protecting a beleaguered president morsi. some are still maintaining a vigil outside. >> mohammad morsi, one of the biggest opponents of the old regime, is now holed up with the army protecting him inside the presidential palace while his opponents protest outside. >> increasingly, the jansing is calling for the president to go. -- of the chanting is calling for the president to go. >> we want his resignation and a constitution. we are protesting against morsi. >> but tonight, the president gave a defiant address on television. while calling for dialogue, he offered few concessions and blamed supporters of
morsi said dialogue was needed to solve this crisis. he has invited all major political factions to a meeting on saturday. but he is refusing to rescind his sweeping new powers in a constitution drafted by his allies. here is the latest. >> thanks and barbara are outside the presidential palace in cairo. after a night of violence, the republican guard moved in and demanded protesters leave the area. they are now protecting a beleaguered president morsi. some are still maintaining a vigil outside. >> mohammad morsi, one of the biggest opponents of the old regime, is now holed up with the army protecting him inside the presidential palace while his opponents protest outside. >> increasingly, the jansing is calling for the president to go. -- of the chanting is calling for the president to go. >> we want his resignation and a constitution. we are protesting against morsi. >> but tonight, the president gave a defiant address on television. while calling for dialogue, he offered few concessions and blamed supporters of the old regime for the recent violence. >> my responsibility, as i
indefinitely. that because of the protest by supporters of islamist president mohammed morsi. the court was set to rule on the legitimacy of the islamist dominated panel that drafted the new constitution. but it now says it cannot operate in what it calls a "climate filled with hatred." steve harrigan live in cairo at the moment with the latest developments. not very encouraging, steve. good morning. >> reporter: certainly not. in a blow to the egypt constitutional court. judges were going to meet today but the building they were going to meet in was surrounded by protesters in favor of the egypt president mohammed morsi. the judges were too concerned about trying to enter the building. they failed to do so. they said they would not meet anymore under the atmosphere of fear and intimidation. to an example of mob rule here. justices building surrounded and the justices failing to meet today. as far as the constitution, pushed through in one night, earlier in the week, it's now set to go to a referendum. nationwide vote on this. december 15. president morsi said those extreme powers which he adop
martin, thank you. in egypt the concession offered late yesterday by president mohammed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group its tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next week en. in doing so they also said no to a form of compromise offered by president mohammed morsi who late last night rescinded a decree giving him unlited powers. morsi immediately issued a new decree that does of the same thing with the figure leave of a totally new constitution within six months. if the referendum rejects the present draft. the opposition is convicted morsi's muslim brotherhood wants to redraw the face of egypt. but the final goal isn't that clear according to khalid fahmy. >> they have an agenda of controlling all the institutions of the state. for what purpose, is significant to know. it is not necessarily to turn it into an islamic country. >> reporte
president mohammad morsi, anti-government demonstrators charged presidential supporters with rocks and molotov cocktails after being kicked off palace grounds. and now there are reports of masked men storming the headquarters of morsi's muslim brotherhood. reza sayah is in cairo. >> reporter: just a remarkable scene, where you have opponents of president morsi and supporters of president morsi locked in an incredibly tense stand-off. let's set the scene for you. that's the presidential palace over there. this is the main road that runs in front of the palace. these are some old train tracks that have divided this road on this side you have opponents of the president chanting anti-president, anti-government slogans. on that side, have you supporters. of the president. and in between you have scores of police officers. standing by doing their best to keep the calm. all right, we just had to make a run for it, because the clashes started to take place between supporters of the president and opponents. all of a sudden, rocks started flying. and there was a charge from one side. a lot o
. >> and protest in tahrir square as anger continues to grow against egyptian president mohammed morsi. we'll have a live report. >> new information on what may have caused a freight train carrying dangerous chemicals to derail in new jersey. >> heather: the clock is winding down to a potential economic disaster. there has been a lot of talk apparently nothing to show for it. democrats and republicans blaming each other nor the standoff with your tax bill riding on the out come. unless an agreement is reached by the end of the month, bush-era tax cuts will expire triggering a rise in taxes by an average of 5%. that means a middle-class family will pay $2,000 more in taxes and married couples would be hurt because of marriage penalty. it doesn't include the budget consequences. $55 billion would be cut from the pentagon and another $55 billion slashed from domestic programs. an estimated 2 million jobs could be lost pushing the economy back into a recession adding to the misery to those facing tough times by ending jobless benefits for the long term unemployed. steve is live in washington. where do
harrigan. since mohamed morsi, the president there assumed near absolute powers through a constitutional move. he and the muslim brotherhood have been doing things that have a lot of people concerned in terms of ramming through a very controversial new constitution that the people have been very unhappy about. what's going on there. come back home now for a moment and take a look at the latest numbers we have got on the u.s. economy. the weekly unemployment numbers came in as they do every thursday. the labor department reported 370,000 americans filed for first-time unemployment claims. either way, either way, folks, your taxes will go up despite the haggling going on on capitol hill. you will be paying more to the u.s. government. stuart varney joins me now. so, stuart, that's the bottom line. this is what people i think across the country are starting to realize no matter what they negotiate, 2013 will be different for most of us. >> this is the untold tax story. everybody has been concentrating on tax the rich, yes or no. but the payroll tax holiday goes away january 1. neither polit
implications. martha: you see these protesters furious for morsi's power grab and his rushing through a new constitution drafted by his muslim brotherhood allies. many fear if it's adhered to it could turn egypt into an islamic state. bill: how close did the protesters get to the president? >> reporter: the protesters got right to the walls of the presidential compound. it's the first time we saw them move from tahrir square. they broke through the walls protecting the compound. the protesters did not try to scale the walls of that presidential compound and there were no serious injuries reported on either side. despite large scenes of chaos and an angry crowd. bill: what should we watch today? what is critical? >> reporter: we are likely to see a counter protest from those who support morsi. we'll see back and forth protests from both sides. martha: could it be the beginning of calls for a great municipal bailout? there are great questions raised by a video of a detroit city councilwoman who calls on president obama to bail out her cash-strapped city for payback for their votes. >> after t
of the muslim brotherhood in eastern egypt. the controversial president morsi was the leaders of that group before he resigned after winning the election. two weeks ago, the new president made himself a dictator, giving himself absolute power and tensions is been on the rise ever since. hours ago president morsi asking protesters out his palace to "cool it." give a chance to new talks aimed at stemming backlash over his controversial power grab. so far the call for calm has gone nowhere. you can see the protesters tearing down the tents throwing rocks and fire bombs at each other and yesterday opponents stormed the palace grounds. the president's backers in the muslim brotherhood showed up in force and ready for a fight. this began when egypt's new president essentially maim himself a stickator, with the protesters demanding he give up those near absolute powers. and steve harrigan is live for us in cairo. steve, these are the biggest crowds we have seen yet. >>reporter: the largest crowds and the most violent. it has calmed down in the last hour at 10:00 p.m. in egypt but the worst clashes
of president morsi and his supporters and shifting away from the opposition factions behind us and the president's opponents. this morning, egypt's top court was set to rule on the constitutionality of president morsi's decrees last week and the constitutionality of this special panel that drafted the constitution. they released a statement saying they canceled the hearing after pro-morsi demonstrators, supporters of the president, surrounded the courthouse. it's not clear if or when this hearing is going to be rescheduled, but now it seems the road is a little more clear. the stage is set for the president to get his way, for this nationwide referendum to take place on december 15th. opposition factions behind us say they've been squeezed out of this process. they're concerned that an islamist islam ist dominated government down the road could deny them rights. if people don't like it, randi, they can go out to the ballot boxes and vote no. >> it soundsike that the judges in putting this off perhaps they don't feel safe. >> reporter: well, it was a tense situation this morning
of egyptian president mohammed morsi. those against morsi holding a raldy at the same time and the same place and those much smaller and calmer than what we've seen in egypt, well, obviously and thankfully. in that country today. the top court suspended the work indefinitely in what the judges are calling a protest against psychological and physical pressures and that's the latest development in response to the power grab in put himself above the constitutional committee, above the lauf. and steve, where do things stand now with that constitutional court. >> reporter: harris, you have the unusual situation here in cairo of the highest court in the country, the supreme constitutional court. and right now, its judges are basically afraid to go in to work. they say they're psychologically and physically intimidated by the crowd that was around that courthouse this morning and they did not go to the courthouse or carry out their work. and the suspension one week after the president of this country said any act he issues is final, not subject to the courts. so, within a week, we really have a cou
there a day after angry protestors force the president, president morsi to leave the presidential palace. now he's back, and the stage is set for a new confrontation. we are going to talk about what this all means for us here at home. plus, the tv show that got this guy so fired up cops say he shot his girlfriend. well now he's charged with attempted murder. we'll tell you more about that story next. [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan? then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whatever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can help you find the right plan. are you looking for something nice and easy? a medicare advantage plan can give you doctor, hospital and prescription drug coverage all in one plan... for nothing more than what you already pay for part b. you'll also have the flexibility to change doctors from a network of providers dedicated to helping you stay healthy. call now to learn more. unitedhealthcare has the information you need so you'll be better prepared when making medicare decisions. m
morsi. the other protesters have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the new president. is the white house doing if you have to respond to the situation? is it even a situation we have to be involved in? stein yates is former deputy assistant for vice president of national security affairs. steven welcome. >> thank you. >> jamie: president morsi presented a new constitution. what does it provide and what concern if any should the u.s. have? >> well, among the key concer concerns is the notion that he is not subject to judicial review. in any normal democratic system where there are checks and balances you would have legislative check and judicial check among others on act of an overact as executive. what we see with mohammed morsi, leader of the muslim brotherhood is after winning a narrow election he is using every tool at his disposal to make generational impact by way of what he says. >> jamie: when i watch the pictures and i see both sides protesting, i wonder to myself so much was sacrificed for what the people there wanted. free society, ability to livepeacefully
quickly to egypt. a lot of difficult scenarios there developing, with president morsi, apparently, showing a few traits of mubarak, with the executive orders he's giving himself. did he need to do this? and what is the fallout going to be here? the big protests all through cairo are the eruptions in egypt. >> he blew it. first of all, the grab for power from the judges. he compounded that today, by allowing his people, the muslim brotherhood to go out and crack heads. several people appear to have been killed. he's made things worse for himself. but that said, this is the first inning in a long game. i notice the stock market actually rose today, notwithstanding this. i think this was a bad sign for morsi. but i wouldn't make too much of it. >> quick question on this, larry. the arab spring promised so much. >> right. >> how are you feeling about it now? >> that's tragedy. i was in favor of the arab spring. this whole morsi story, this guy appears not to be a democrat, small "d." he appears to have dictatorial instincts. egypt was a secular muslim country. say what you will about mubarak.
several phone calls to egyptian president morsi and he refused to take the calls because he wants hamas to be stronger. and we are so close to falling over a real cliff into total chaos because of u.s. weakness that i think is trivial, the u.n. vote or where israelis build 2,000 house ons the outskirts of jerusalem, no one will remember that a few months from now. >> when they did that, that was against the u.s. wishes. they defied the u.s. wishes to so nobody seems to be listening to them. and there's egypt. and the continuing protests in egypt. thousands of the people who were demonstrating a year or so ago against mubarak, now demonstrate being against the new egyptian president morsi and the new draft constitution written by an islamist assembly. and people say it doesn't provide enough guarantees for women's rights or minority religion you make of the situation in egypt and the dangers it could turn into an islamist state? >> the bottom line in egypt is it's bad for the egyptian in their political future. probably not as bad for the long-term interests of the united states. anytime
,000 protesters stormed the palace in cairo forcing president morsi to flee. we'll update you on the situation there. but first our top story live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin with the latest on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff deadline of automatic tax hikes on everybody and what appears to be a stalemate in the negotiations. in his first interview since the election, president obama reiterated his demand that any deal must raise taxes on the highest earner. yesterday obama also appeared to showroom for flexibility on actually relowering those tax rates in the future. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. the issue right now that's relevant is the acknowledgement that if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, that we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. p what i've suggested is let's essentially put a down paym
. >>> in egypt this morning, army tanks are protecting the presidential palace as president mohamed morsi prepares to speak to the nation tonight. at least five people were killed overnight and hundreds wounded as the proponents of morsei fought outside the palace gates. holly williams is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. egypt's political strife has now spiraled into violence across the country, including a deadly confrontation in cairo last night. supporters and proponents of mohamed morsi battle to control the streets of the presidential palace, fighting with sticks and stones. some people were carrying guns. other people threw molotov cocktails. six people were killed. president morsi's supporters are still camped out on the streets and his opponents are planning more protests later on today. we are just now hearing from the military's elite republican guard. they are ordering all protests off the streets near the palace. and the deadline is less than an hour from now. president morsi's critics are angry about sweeping new powers he g
authority placed several phone calls to egyptian president morsi and he refused to take the call, he wants hamas to be stronger, and the problems in the middle east are so large now and part of this because of our weakness, and, where they build the houses on the outskirts of jerusalem, no one will remember that two months from now. >> chris: they died it against u.s. wishes an defied the administration, too, no one seems to be listening to them. again, there is egypt. and the continuing protest, senator bayh in egypt, thousands of people demonstrating a year or so ago against hosni mubarak and now the new egyptian president morsi and the draft constitution written by an islamist assembly and critics, including those on the street say it doesn't provide enough guarantees for women's rights or minority religions. what do you make of the situation, in egypt and the dangers that it could turn into an islamic state. >> the bottom line in egypt, it is bad for egyptians and their political future, and perhaps not quite as bad for the long term national security interests of the united states, an
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would love to get going with morsi. david sanger with egypt and morsi, is this going to be a situation, does he back off of this a little bit because there's such an uprising? >> yeah, you'd think so but so far his public signals have been doubling down on passing the constitution that would give him these big powers. i can't imagine that's a particularly sustainable position after he saw what happened to mubarak. >> right, he wouldn't be there. >> steve, what is the role of the united states in trying to push morrissey on this? >> i think a $4.9 billion imf package. and a very narrow window morsi has to influence the economic v vector for the country. and if he doesn't figure out a way to work with other parts of the egyptian political establishment that money is going to disappear. it's all financial leverage. >>> next the bizarre head scratching move from the romney campaign. plus, the showdown of 2012 is upon us. we'll tell you where that's taking place. first today's trivia question. senator jim demint's decision to step down means south carolina will have two senate seats on the
. ayman, president obama also called or talked to president morsi yesterday and was calling for more dialog but morsi gave a speech he's really not backing down and the protests will continue. what is going to happen next is. >> that's correct. well, in fact, let me start with breaking news that we're learning here at nbc, president morsi and the vice president have confirmed actually that egypt's election commission has delayed the vote for expatriate egyptians living abroad on the constitutional national referendum scheduled to start tomorrow for three days in countries all around the world at egyptian embassies around the world. we'll learned the government here has instructed the delay in that vote. why that's so important is because it is, perhaps, an indication what could come here in the coming days. one of the main demands of the protesters outside the presidential palace and tahrir square the president delay the vote on the constitution that was scheduled for december 15th. they've been arguing that the constitution does not represent all egyptians and, in fact, it was a con
, demanding that president mohammed morsi leave office. he's assumed absolute powers and refuses to call off a vote on a constitution drafted by islamists. earlier in the day, in cairo's tahrir square, protesters gathered to speak out against morsi. >> ( translated ): we are not fanatics, we are not barbarians, we are devout muslims and devout christians. this is what he has to respect. he did not keep one of his promises whatsoever. we are going down the drain. if the constitutional decree is not revoked we are facing a dead end. >> sreenivasan: later, the government postponed the start of early voting on the constitution. top officials also said morsi might be willing to postpone the referendum if he can reach some agreement with the opposition. on the syrian diplomatic front, secretary of state hillary clinton said today russia and the u.s. will support new efforts to mediate peace. but clinton underscored that the u.s. still insists that president bashar assad leave power. she spoke today in northern ireland, a day after meeting with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and the u.n. en
morsi battled for control of the streets around the presidential palace. they fought with sticks and stones. some people were carrying guns. other people threw molotov cocktails. egypt state tv says six people were killed. president morsi supporters camped out on the streets and opponents are planning more protest later today. we're just now hearing from the military's elite republican guard they are ordering all protesters off the streets near the pallets and the deadline is less than an hour from now. president morsi's opponents are angry about a new constitution due to be put to a referendum a vote, in less than ten days' time saying he is a dictator and under the new constitution, it represents his islam and fails to protect basic rights and freedoms. the president's supporter meanwhile, accuse the opposition of trying to derail egypt's democratic transition. president morsi says that he wants to negotiate, but is determined to push ahead with the referendum. and in the midst of this crisis, he is due to address the nation later on today. charlie and norah? >> holly williams,
for their president. all right, this is the scene in cairo as egyptians rally behind president morsi. on december 15th there will be a vote on a new constitution, if approved. take place of the one in november protecting morsi from judicial oversight and opponents say the constitution is flawed and undermines basic freedom. a lot of passion there. meanwhile, new details about that terrible miami bus crash at that left two people dead and three people in critical condition. and that you can see crews cutting survivors out of the wreckage. and the double-decker bus crashed into a miami area airport and into a witness convention and the driver was unfamiliar with the area, did not mean to be at that airport at all. >> once he was in the airport. being unfamiliar with the routes and the roads, he took this road, fortunately, the bus did n bus-- the bus did not clear the overpass. >> and police have not yet filed charges. you have to see this to believe this, freshman house members pulling the stops to get that primo office space. [applaus [applause] >> and dave briggs in the studio does this every mornin
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